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Interview with Mario Martinez

In this interview, Mario Martinez discusses his service in the Army. He was deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq. The interview covers combat, his encounters with civilians, and the challenges he faced returning to civilian life.

  • Mario J. Martinez


    Private, Second Class

    Served in: Iraq War

    Mario Martinez was born in Big Lake, Texas in 1981. At the age of ten, he moved with his family to San Angelo, where he lived until joining the Army in 2002. He took part in Operation Iraqi Freedom. His first deployment was to Ramadi, Iraq from 2003 to 2004. His second was to Baghdad from 2006 to 2008. His worked in field artillery for his first contract, but switched his MOS on his second contract and started working on water purification. 

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